50+ Genesis eCommerce Themes (WooCommerce Ready)

Genesis Woocommerce Themes

These 50 eCommerce themes are built in the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.

They’re all mobile responsive + HTML5 (I tripled checked) and compatible with the WooCommerce plugin. You’ll find setup instructions, pricing, and other helpful resources in my descriptions. Most are $50 – $130 depending if you’ve already purchased Genesis and I recommend using StudioPress’ plugins and tutorials to customize your theme, as well as the theme’s setup instructions. Most of these Genesis WooCommerce themes are feminine (because most of the developers are females) but the content/colors can always be changed.

I went through these thoroughly and highlighted my favorites themes – Mai Lifestyle Pro, Digital Pro, Parallax Pro, and Hello You Designs also has nice Genesis WooCommerce themes.

Affiliate Disclaimer – yes, I used affiliate links, I also donated $3,000 of my affiliate income to Red Cross at Hurricane Harvey. Your support helps and I do appreciate it.

 

1. Mai Lifestyle Pro

Mai-Lifestyle-Pro-Theme

Mai Lifestyle Pro is a beautiful lifestyle theme with multiple column layouts that showcase your products, recipes, or any content you want. It’s definitely one of the nicest eCommerce themes by StudioPress and I’d definitely take a look if you want a theme you’ll be happy with.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)
  • Theme Details
  • Setup Instructions None Yet
  • Sample Websites: None Yet

VIEW MAI LIFESTYLE PRO

 

2. Academy Pro

Academy-Pro-Theme

Academy Pro is a recent StudioPress theme designed for online courses, membership sites, and other educational websites. It has shop, account, cart, and checkout pages with filters on the shop page, and it also features quite a few of sample pages with a cleanly designed homepage.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW ACADEMY PRO

 

3. Authority Pro

Authority-Pro-Theme-by-StudioPress

Authority Pro is a flexible Genesis eCommerce theme and is also specifically designed for online courses. Like all StudioPress themes, it is mobile responsive + HTML5 and has quite a few call-to-action buttons. Plus, it features both a 2 and 3 column layout on the homepage.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW AUTHORITY PRO

 

4. Monochrome Pro

Monochrome-StudioPress-Theme

Monochrome, a black/white WooCommerce theme with cart/checkout/account pages and other samples pages like most StudioPress themes. Background colors and buttons are found on the features page – plus they have pricing, blog, author, contact, and layout sample pages.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW MONOCHROME PRO

 

5. Infinity Pro

Infinity Pro Theme

The Infinity Pro theme by StudioPress features a fullwidth layout with a sticky navigation menu on top that stays visible as you scroll down the page. It’s clean and super flexible.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW INFINITY PRO

 

6. Digital Pro

digital-pro-genesis-theme

I have actually used this theme and love it – kind of a “big company” feel but swap out the stock photos and it doesn’t have to be. I would buy it if you like the general design/layouts.

  • StudioPress
  • Business Theme
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW DIGITAL PRO

 

7. Refined Pro

Refined-Pro-StudioPress-Theme

Refined Pro features a LOT of menus (if you like that) and was developed by Lauren from Restored 316 Designs. It has a feminine touch but can be customized to your design needs.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW REFINED PRO

 

8. Parallax Pro

Parallax-Pro-StudioPress-Theme

Parallax Pro has been around for a while but StudioPress just recently made it WooCommerce-friendly. Here is a full list of Genesis parallax themes if you want to check out the other ones.

  • StudioPress
  • Parallax Theme
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW PARALLAX PRO

 

9. Magazine Pro

Magazine-Genesis-Theme

Magazine Pro has also been around for a long time and is more of a news blog, but if you check out some sample websites you can see this theme can be customized to look much differently.

  • StudioPress
  • News Theme
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW MAGAZINE PRO

 

10. Daily Dish Pro

Daily-Dish-Genesis-Theme

Daily Dish is a minimal Genesis WooCommerce theme based around food. It’s super lightweight and minimal (so you will need to rely on plugins like all StudioPress themes).

  • StudioPress
  • Food Blog Theme
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW DAILY DISH PRO

 

11. Wellness Pro

Wellness-Pro-StudioPress-Theme

Wellness Pro is a lifestyle-type Genesis theme that is heavy on photos with multiple column layouts, including 1 large image on the top of the homepage. It has as a centered navigation menu.

  • StudioPress
  • Food / Wellness Theme
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW WELLNESS PRO

 

12. Altitude Pro

altitude-featured-wordpress-theme

Altitude Pro is similar to Parallax Pro, only it features a single page (homepage) where the individual sections are larger than those in Parallax Pro. The navigation items don’t HAVE to have the scrolling effect – each item can lead to a new page (check out the links in the footer).

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW ALTITUDE PRO

 

13. Slush Pro

Slush-Pro-StudioPress-Theme

Slush Pro features 2 centered navigation menus (one on top of the logo and one on bottom) with a sidebar left homepage layout – plus multiple portfolio pages to showcase your work.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW SLUSH PRO

 

14. Navigation Pro

navigation pro

Navigation Pro is filled with bright and bold colors and layouts making it perfect for travel, cuisine, fitness, or law websites. Included are custom blocks for adding content, an advanced Theme Customizer for making changes, and AMP enabled functionality for fast load times on all devices.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW NAVIGATION PRO

 

15. Atmosphere Pro

Atmosphere-StudioPress-Theme

Atmosphere Pro is a black and white Genesis WooCommerce theme featuring a mostly 2 column layout on the homepage nice photos, call-to-actions buttons, and a few sample pages.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW ATMOSPHERE PRO

 

16. Author Pro

Author-Pro-eCommerce-Theme

Author Pro features a 2 column layout on the top of the homepage, followed by a 4 column layout to showcase your products. It’s not my favorite theme, but it’s very simple to work with.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW AUTHOR PRO

 

17. Jessica

Jessica WordPress eCommerce Theme

Jessica is featured on StudioPress and was developed by Web Savvy Marketing (now 9seeds). Rebecca Gills and her team do a great job with support and keeping her themes updated. She also has 2 other WooCommerce themes, Sarah Ellen and Caroline (also responsive + HTML5).

  • StudioPress + Web Savvy Marketing
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW JESSICA

 

18. Metro Pro

Metro-Genesis-Theme

Metro Pro has been around for ages and is great for news websites or any eCommerce blog. It is super minimal, loads fast, and features the Genesis eNews Extended Plugin on the sidebar.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW METRO PRO

 

19. Revolution Pro

revolution pro

Revolution Pro is a minimally designed WooCommerce ready theme that works great for creatives, including photographers. It comes with 5 homepage examples, a customizable logo, and is mobile responsive for those on the go.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $129.95 (Genesis Included)
  • Theme Details
  • Setup Instructions: None Yet
  • Examples: None Yet (let me know if you have any!)

VIEW REVOLUTION PRO

 

20. Executive Pro

Executive-Pro-StudioPress

EExecutive Pro has also been around for a while and looks like a business theme. However, StudioPress recently made it WooCommerce friendly. It features the Genesis Slider Plugin on the homepage, plus Genesis eNews Extended. I have used it before and it’s easy to work with.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW EXECUTIVE PRO

 

21. Workstation Pro

Workstation-Pro-Theme

Workstation Pro’s homepage features a full-width design outlining services, portfolios, and recent blog posts. It’s a flexible theme that combines a service business with eCommerce.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW WORKSTATION PRO

 

22. News Pro

News-Pro-Genesis-Theme

Another classic Genesis theme by StudioPress, News Pro is similar to Metro Pro and is mainly for news blogs that want eCommerce functionality. There are setup instructions and plenty of samples websites since this theme has been around for a long time. It’s minimal and loads fast.

  • Magazine Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW NEWS PRO

 

23. Lifestyle Pro

Lifestyle-Pro-WordPress-Theme

Lifestyle Pro disappeared for a while, but it was one of my favorites. Luckily, StudioPress revamped it to make it responsive + HTML5. It’s a lifestyle blog theme which is WooCommerce ready.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW LIFESTYLE PRO

 

24. Divine

Divine Genesis Theme

Divine was developed by Lauren from Restored 316 Designs and is featured on StudioPress. Lauren made a nice tutorial video showing Divine’s versatility and how you can customize the content to be completely different if you’re not designing a food blog. You can also center the logo and do some really cool things with her themes. She also has quite a few other themes.

  • StudioPress + Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW DIVINE

 

25. Glam

glam genesis theme

Glam features a non-fullwidth slider on the homepage, 4 images below it, and a blogroll underneath. It includes 3 color options, a custom header, and has a very nice design. Setup instructions show you how to set up your homepage, subpages, shop page, widgets, plugins to install, image dimensions, and WordPress settings to tweak. Use those instructions!

  • StudioPress + Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW GLAM

 

26. Pretty Chic

Pretty Chic eCommerce Theme

Pretty Chic was developed by Pretty Darn Cute Design who creates feminine Genesis themes. Many of Lindsey’s other themes are also WooCommerce ready, mobile responsive, and HTML5, and I’ve included some them in this list. Pretty Chic comes with a sticky header/navigation, optional fullwidth ad widget, 1-3 navigation menus, and is retina-ready.

  • StudioPress + Pretty Darn Cute
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW PRETTY CHIC

 

27. Pretty Creative

pretty-creative-genesis theme

Pretty Creative features a fullwidth, widgetized homepage and an optional portfolio. It’s retina-ready and all Pretty Darn Cute Design themes come with 20+ WordPress tutorial videos. Customize images, colors, background, header, and more. Featured on StudioPress.

  • StudioPress + Pretty Darn Cute
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • 129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW PRETTY CREATIVE

 

28. Hello Foxy

Hello Foxy Theme

Hello Foxy is the most versatile theme by Hello You Designs. The main homepage image can be turned into a slider, the blog page features a slider, and it comes with a filterable portfolio.

  • Hello You Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $59 + Genesis Framework

VIEW HELLO FOXY

 

29. Hello Boss

hello boss

Hello Boss is a minimal, versatile, modern Genesis eCommerce theme. It features a custom blog or homepage and a pre-designed coming soon page. In addition, you’ll have access to social share icons, beautiful color schemes, and smooth parallax scrolling with a large background image.

  • Hello You Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $65 + Genesis Framework

VIEW HELLO BOSS

 

30. Hello Darling

Hello Darling Genesis Theme

Hello Darling was one of Hello You Design’s original themes, and it’s still my favorite. The top of the homepage features multiple content items and clean, multiple column layouts underneath that can be customized with whatever you want. It’s still one of my top picks.

  • Hello You Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $59 + Genesis Framework

VIEW HELLO DARLING

 

31. Hello & Co

hello and co

Hello & Co offers site owners the power of the Genesis Framework as well as WooCommerce functionality, 4 way adjustable navigation, a category index, and much more.

  • Hello You Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $65 + Genesis Framework

VIEW HELLO & CO

 

32. Hello Trending

hello trending

Hello Trending is a multipurpose theme that comes comes WooCommerce ready and with neat features like a carousel slider, parallax image sections, a filterable portfolio, and even extra wdidget areas for ads.

  • Hello You Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $59 + Genesis Framework

VIEW HELLO TRENDING

 

33. Hello Boho

hello boho

Built exclusively for the Genesis Framework, Hello Boho is best described as an everything theme. Upload a custom logo, change the color schemes, open up an online store, and even create landing pages with this versatile theme.

  • Hello You Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $65 + Genesis Framework

VIEW HELLO BOHO

 

34. Pretty

Pretty Genesis WooCommerce Theme

Pretty Darn Cute Design is featured as a recommend Genesis developer and Lindsey’s themes are feminine with a clean design. Pretty is no different – check it out and see if you like it.

  • Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 + Genesis Framework

VIEW PRETTY

 

35. Fun

Fun Genesis eCommerce Theme

Fun features a full-width homepage with a ton of pictures you can use to showcase your products. The logo and navigation menu are centered and there are lots of sample pages.

  • Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $59.99 + Genesis Framework

VIEW FUN

 

36. Modern Blogger Pro

Modern Blogger Pro

Modern Blogger Pro was originally featured on StudioPress but can still be purchased on Pretty Darn Cute Design’s website. It’s a nice, unique theme created by a trusted Genesis Developer and can be used by any blogger. Whether you take advantage of its pre-styled WooCommerce design (or portfolio) is up to you, but they’re both there if you need it.

  • Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 + Genesis Framework

VIEW MODERN BLOGGER PRO

 

37. Pretty Travel

pretty travel

Pretty Travel is built on the Genesis Framework and is designed to help you document your travels, monetize your blog, and display beautiful photos. It comes with a Color Customizer panel, 7 page layout options, and a landing page template.

  • Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 + Genesis Framework

VIEW PRETTY TRAVEL

 

38. Pretty Fabulous

pretty fabulous

Pretty Fabulous is another great theme with WooCommerce functionality brought to you by Pretty Darn Cute. This lightweight theme loads blazing fast and comes with features like an animated slider navigation menu, sticky header, fancy fade effects, and a landing page template.

  • Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 + Genesis Framework

VIEW PRETTY FABULOUS

 

39. Pretty Happy

pretty happy

Pretty Happy is a mobile responsive and WooCommerce ready WordPress theme with landing page templates, customizable headers, in post navigation, and 6 page layout options.

  • Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • StudioPress Recommended? No
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 + Genesis Framework

VIEW PRETTY HAPPY

 

40. Splendor

splendor

Splendor is a WooCommerce compatible WordPress theme built on Genesis Framework. It comes with 4 homepage designs, built-in newsletter capability, and responsive design so your site always renders seamlessly.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99 + Genesis Framework

VIEW SPLENDOR

 

41. Beloved

beloved

Beloved is a WooCommerce ready theme that’s built on the Genesis Framework and helps you share your most compelling writing. Complete with a sales and custom Instagram page, flexible widget space, and 2 homepage designs to pick from, your blog is sure to shine.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW BELOVED

 

42. Anchored

anchored

Anchored is a business theme that comes WooCommerce ready and packed with features like stock photos, an announcement bar, a category index page, and much more, all designed to grow your business.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW ANCHORED

 

43. Sprinkle Pro

Sprinkle Genesis Theme

Sprinkle Pro has 2 navigation menus (one on top for your pages and one below the logo for categories), along with a 2/3 width slider on the homepage with surrounding widgets. Sprinkle comes with 7 color options, 6 layout options and FAQs about the theme.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $50 + Genesis Framework

VIEW SPRINKLE PRO

 

44. Captivating

captivating

Captivating features SEO benefits, ads, and affiliate networks so bloggers can succeed. And if monetizing your blog is on your radar, this theme comes WooCommerce ready, complete with a sticky announcement bar, responsive design, and multiple H2 styling options.Flourish is a feminine eCommerce theme that features 2 navigation menus (main menu and categories), slider, and a boxed layout beneath it. It’s simple yet attractive. The shop page also comes with sorting functionality like of these Genesis eCommerce themes.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW CAPTIVATING

 

45. Refined

refined

Custom blog pages, SEO optimization, sticky announcement bars, and easy to change color schemes all come with this theme. Not to mention, it’s WooCommerce ready so you can set up an online shop with ease.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW REFINED

 

46. Market

market

The demo version of the Market theme is photo-heavy if that’s your style, but you easily adjust it to feature whatever content you want to be in front. It’s also very organized and user-friendly. It comes WooCommerce compatible and SEO optimized for the best search rankings possible.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW MARKET

 

47. Delightful Pro

delightful pro genesis theme

Delightful Pro is a Genesis WooCommerce theme by Restored 316 Designs that includes a bright, feminine look. It comes with 4 color themes and 6 layout options, plus a nice category section so visitors can easily navigate through your different blog topics.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW DELIGHTFUL PRO

 

48. Darling

darling

Darling is a Genesis WooCommerce theme by Restored 316 Designs that includes a bright, feminine look. It comes with widgetized areas for all things business and responsive design so those on the go can see your site.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW DARLING

 

49. Simply Charming Pro

simply charming pro

As the first feminine parallax WordPress theme to be built on the Genesis Framework, Restored 316 Designs brings you Simply Charming Pro in hopes of helping you succeed. It’s mobile responsive, WooCommerce ready, and lets you change the color scheme using the native customizer.s.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW SIMPLY CHARMING PRO

 

50. Tasteful

tasteful

Those with food blogs, restaurants, or kitchen gear for sale will benefit from the WooCommerce ready Tasteful theme. Footer widgets with ad space, custom backgrounds, category indexes, and more make up this Genesis theme.

  • Restored 316 Designs
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $75 + Genesis Framework

VIEW TASTEFUL

 

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SiteGround eCommerce Review – WooCommerce Sites Usually Require More Resources, So Go With Either GrowBig Or GoGeek

Looking into SiteGround’s eCommerce hosting?

No, my site isn’t eCommerce, but if you view the StartUp vs. GrowBig vs. GoGeek comparison chart you can see the difference. You get a free shopping cart install and Let’s Encrypt SSL with ALL SiteGround plans, 1 year of wildcard SSL with GrowBig, and PCI compliance with GoGeek.

Outside of these eCommerce features, the MAIN difference between plans is GrowBig and GoGeek allow you to host unlimited websites (where StartUp you can only host 1). GrowBig and GoGeek also come with more server resources (which make your site load faster) and include priority support. Both also come with more web storage, 30 daily backups (instead of 1), advanced caching for SiteGround SuperCacher plugin, and GoGeek comes with staging which allows you create demo websites for testing new designs and code before launching.

There are a few other differences which I will cover these in this SiteGround eCommerce review. But assuming you’re set on going with SiteGround (which you should be since they’re the #1 rated host in this Facebook poll)… you will be choosing between their StartUp, GrowBig, or GoGeek plan. Unless you want to use their cloud hosting which is $80/month.

SiteGround's eCommerce Hosting

Affiliate Disclaimer – if you sign up for SiteGround using my affiliate link I will donate a good chunk of it at no expense to you. In 2017 I donated $3,000 to American Red Cross at Hurricane Harvey – this year will go to something similar. Your support helps and I genuinely appreciate it. I try to make my reviews unbiased and backed by evidence in the form of Facebook polls, tweets, and real conversations. If you don’t want to use it here’s a non-affiliate link to SiteGround. Either way, I truly believe they’re the best WordPress host and that your website will run faster/smoother… do your research on Google/Facebook groups and you’ll find most people say the same.

 

SSL Certificates

Here’s a list of SiteGround’s SSL certificates but I’ll go through each one…

Let’s Encrypt SSL – free on all SiteGround plans. You can enable Let’s Encrypt in the cPanel.

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Wildcard SSL – $82/year and secures subdomains. GrowBig /GoGeek come with 1 free year.

EV SSL – $499/year and gives you that green color on your https. It also guards the information on its way between the browser and final destination – the server,  by encryption.

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Third Party SSLs – you can install these through your SiteGround cPanel.

 

PCI Compliance For Fraud Protection

PCI Compliance –  “payment card industry” offers people a unified approach towards safeguarding credit card holder information for all types of credit cards, preventing fraud, cracking and various other security threats and vulnerabilities. This is included in SiteGround’s GoGeek hosting but can requested for other plans too, I’m just not sure how much it costs.

 

Supported Shopping Charts + Free Installation

SiteGround supports the following shopping carts and offers a free installation with the purchase of any hosting plan. Below are eCommerce-specific hosting plans unique to each shopping cart, but they’re pretty much the same. You’re better off learning the difference between StartUp vs. GrowBig vs. GoGeek which I’ll explain. Here are shopping cart FAQs.

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Faster Load Times: My Site Loads In Under 1s

I’m hosted on SiteGround GoGeek and my site loads in under 1s. Here’s my Pingdom report

2019-Pingdom-Report

That’s because SiteGround customers have the fastest average load times around…

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SiteGround Speed Technology – SiteGround uses the best speed technology including SSD (solid states drives), NGINX servers, HTTP/2 enabled servers, and other features listed on their speed technology page. I host multiple sites on SiteGround and they all load in under 1s.

Cloudflare CDN – SiteGround’s eCommerce hosting comes with Cloudflare’s free CDN which you can access in their cPanel. This improves both speed and security and should be activated as soon as you sign up. A content delivery network hosts your website on multiple servers around the world (as oppose to just 1 origin server), delivering content from the closest server to your visitor. You can setup Cloudflare with W3 Total Cache if you’re running WordPress.

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Higher Plans Come With More Server Resources – the higher the plan (StartUp vs. GrowBig, vs. GoGeek), the more resources are dedicated to hosting your website. You can find this on the features page (under “we allocate the resources you need). For each plan you upgrade you get about 1.5x more server resources. If speed is important to you, I would at least consider upgrading to GrowBig which is only $4/month more than StartUp and is much faster.

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WordPress Caching – if you plan on using SiteGround’s SG CachePress plugin, StartUp only gives you 1 level of caching while GrowBig and GoGeek give you 3 levels, thus a faster website. However I would use W3 Total Cache instead which yields better results in Pingdom. Just install the plugin then use my W3 Total Cache tutorial to download my pre-configured settings from Dropbox and import them to your W3 Total Cache plugin under Performance → General Settings → Import / Export Settings. Read my full tutorial for best results which has over 200 comments and helped plenty of people get .5s load times and 99% performance scores.

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Better Uptimes: 100% Last Month In Uptime Robot

I recommend signing up for Uptime Robot to monitor your uptimes (and downtimes). SiteGround claims their uptimes to be 99.99% but I’ve actually had 100% in the last month…

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StartUp vs. GrowBig vs. GoGeek Comparison Chart

SiteGround’s feature page shows a comparison chart of each plan…

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StartUp $6.99/month – host 1 relatively low traffic website with a free domain, 1 daily backup, automatic updates, email, and 10GB of storage. Does not come with priority support or a lot of server resources (which make your site faster) which is why I recommend GrowBig for $4 more per month. Still comes with SiteGround’s core speed, security, and uptime technology so even though StartUp is cheap, it’s much better than other $6.99/month plans.

GrowBig $9.99/month – host unlimited websites with priority support and about 1.5x more server resources than StartUp. 30 daily backups (instead of 1), 20GB storage, and an easy backup/restore service. Comes with advanced caching but I recommend using a plugin like W3 Total Cache over SiteGround’s SG CachePress plugin, so that shouldn’t matter. More email features and 1 year free wildcard SSL for subdomains. Comes with everything StartUp has.

GoGeek $14.99/month – semi-dedicated hosting allows you to host unlimited websites and is about 4x faster than other lowered sharing hosting plans. Staging allows you to create demo sites to test new code/designs on, and PCI compliance. 30GB more storage, more email features, and pre-installed GIT. A great alternative if you want a super fast website you don’t want to pay $60/month for SiteGround’s cloud hosting. Comes with everything GrowBig has.

 

Recommended Merchants

SiteGround has a list of recommend merchants to collect payments. Generally, 2Checkout and PayPal are good for smaller volumes. But as you grow you can negotiate smaller fees.

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eCommerce Tutorials

SiteGround has tons of tutorials some of which are specific to eCommerce and will show you how to install your shopping cart (even though SiteGround’s support team will do this for you).

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Why SiteGround

I mentioned SiteGround was the #1 rated host for WordPress. Here are the polls…

2019 Hosting Poll

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Switching To SiteGround

SiteGround Load Time Migration

Bluehost to SiteGround GTmetrix

HostGator To SiteGround

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SiteGround Google PageSpeed Insights

100 Perfect Score On SiteGround

SiteGround Genesis

Speed Delivered By SiteGround

SiteGround GTmetrix Report

Reduced Load Times With SiteGround

New SiteGround Response Times

HostGator To SiteGround Migration

SiteGround Response Times On Joomla

Switched To SiteGround Hosting

SiteGround Rocket Imagify Combo

Joomla GTmetrix On SiteGround

SiteGround PageSpeed Insights

SiteGround On Joomla

SiteGround Reduced Load Times

SiteGround Speedy Hosting

New Pingdom Results On SiteGround

New SiteGround Response Time

SiteGround Response Time Improvement

I like SiteGround because…

  1. They’re recommended by WordPress
  2. They use PHP 7.3 (check your version here)
  3. They use HTTP/2 servers (check your version here)
  4. Their speed technology page clearly lists what they use
  5. Free Let’s Encrypt SSL (EIG companies charge for this)
  6. My GTmetrix/Pingdom reports are great (the biggest reason)
  7. Average load time is 1.3s, giving most people instant speed improvements
  8. Ivica runs the WordPress Speed Up Facebook Group and ranks them #1
  9. Consistently #1 in Facebook polls/conversations (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7)
  10. Their semi-dedicated plan is affordable yet much faster than shared hosting
  11. They have 1-click Cloudflare activation in the cPanel (view cPanel demo)
  12. Designated WordPress support (tickets usually answered in <10 min)
  13. SG Optimizer plugin keeps your PHP updated with latest version
  14. Automatic daily backups, WordPress updates, and security updates
  15. Great eCommerce hosting
  16. Weekly security email notifications
  17. I usually get 100% uptimes but 99.99% is guaranteed
  18. Out of 50 people I referred to SiteGround in July, not 1 person cancelled
  19. I can call them 24/7 and they’re happy to answer questions (1.800.828.9231)
  20. They will migrate you for free with a 30-day money back guarantee

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I hope you liked my SiteGround eCommerce review! If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll be glad to help you anyway I can. Or call SiteGround’s customer service and they can answer your questions. SiteGround’s number is 1.800.828.9231.